October 7 (Renewables Now) – German energy solutions company GP JOULE GmbH has started building a 90 MW solar farm in Brandenburg State that will be part of the Lausitz Power Park with a planned total solar capacity of 300 MW.
The North Klettwitz solar park will consist of 183,000 panels installed on a former slag heap in the village of Klettwitz, in eastern Germany, GP JOULE announced on Wednesday. The installation will be commissioned in spring 2022.
In addition to Klettwitz Nord, the Lausitz energy park will include two other solar farms. Construction work on the Klettwitz Sued farm will begin early next year, while planning for the Hochkippe Sallgast park progresses. The three installations will have a combined capacity of 300 MW and the clean electricity produced by the energy park will be fed into the public grid, supplied to direct consumers and used for the production of green hydrogen for local industry and electric mobility.
The project, billed as one of the largest solar installations in Germany, was approved by local municipal authorities in December 2020. It is owned by GP JOULE in cooperation with project developer Steinbock EE and investment company in renewable energies Terravent Investments.